Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2015

Marvelyne Wiels gets a second (or third) chance

Marvelyne-Wiels-2015-11WILLEMSTAD - The management style of Curaçao’s Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague, Marvelyne Wiels is not the best, but her integrity is not in question. This statement of independent States member Glenn Sulvaran was one of the milder ones during the public debate of the parliament of Curaçao on the report of the former Ombudsman, Alba Martijn. Martijn recently presented a report on the functioning of the Minister Plenipotentiary to parliament.

According to Martijn, Wiels is guilty of improper behavior at the Curaçao representation in The Hague. The opposition parties agree that Wiels is not a good representative of the Curaçao government in The Hague.

Under loud wail of the opposition party MFK and Independent Member of Parliament, Omayra Leeflang during the debate, points 2 and 3 together on the meeting agenda of the Curaçao parliament were merged. Both points were about the report by the Ombudsman on the policies and actions of the Minister Plenipotentiary.

The only difference is that the opposition party MFK wanted to include the verdict of the lawsuit that was filed by Wiels and the ruling party Pueblo Soberano (PS) wanted the Prime Minister in the meeting. Which happened by merging the two agenda points. Leeflang threatened to leave the room because she feels Ivar Asjes had had ample opportunity to give his rebuttal to the report.

The MP for PS, Wini Raveneau said that there was nothing in the report worthy of a public debate. Even party comrade Sherwin Leonora found nothing worth mentioning in the report of the Ombudsman. The report is based on gossip, jealousy and quarreling, according to Leonora.

PAIS MP, Marilyn Moses issued a yellow card to Wiels and Asjes for the way they dealt with the problems within the Curaçao House. The report by the Ombudsman reveals a few points that need to be addressed, said the coalition partner.

According to the PAR MP, Zita Jesus-Leito there never has been anyone who survived after so much debate on that person. What’s on the table right now is that a worthy representation of Curaçao is the Netherlands is not guaranteed, said the PAR MP.

At the end of the debate two motions were filed by the opposition parties to replace Wiels. Both of these motions did not make it past the vote.

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